ABOUT

Anna photographing her friend Lessy with a Fujifilm X-Pro2, round and round the merry-go-round, in the happiest place on earth, this side of the bigger pond. For additional images, click the image to go to our Instagram page.

Anna photographing her friend Lessy with a Fujifilm X-Pro2, round and round the merry-go-round, in the happiest place on earth, this side of the bigger pond. For additional images, click the image to go to our Instagram page.

 

ABOUT THE SITE

There are many photographic online sites out there, so I will try my best to make the viewing experience a little different - or as much as I could, in the written format. The goals of this site is to provide an online resource of photographic gear that one is less likely to find from another site. Because of that, I won't be repeating what you will find on other sites. There will be no unboxing, no traditional reviews, and definitely no specs. Besides, it wouldn't be me. In fact, I won't even include images of the gear I'm using on this site. For that, you would need to visit the site's Instagram page

The focus of this site is to show how a camera or lens captures a person in photograph. It made sense to limit the scope of this site, given that most of us primarily photograph friends and family. In addition, the chosen method of image capture for this site will be candid, since it is the most common genre of image capture. That means most images on this site will be taken with available light. Because of the site's objective, I have enlisted the assistance of my besty Anna, and on occasion, her friends for the sample images used on this site. This insures a level of consistency, in order to better reach the goal of this site. In other words, I won't be relying on opportunistic street photography or remunerated work product for my sample images. 

I will also concentrate on higher value photographic gear, since finding similar reviews may be more difficult to come by. And to make things more interesting, I will also do many comparisons and challenges - if for no other reason than for the sake of curiosity and good ol' fashion fun.

And on occasion, I will offer an opinion in the discourse of photography.

Remember, this is a blog. I don't perceive myself as an expert - nor should you. Having said that, I do have access to most of the more popular high value camera gear currently in the marketplace. As such, I will likely have an informed perspective with whatever I'm reviewing in a wider context. Having said that, I will be frank with whatever I'm doing. But most importantly, I will try to make my reviews and blog posts relevant, hopefully awesome, and still try to keep goof-ups to a minimum. It will happen, since I'm pretty much a one person show doing this on my free time, with only Anna's help in front of the camera.

By the way, if I do goof up, please tell me. It's really why I'm blogging. Other than providing myself a creative outlet, the main reason I'm blogging is for the sake of accountability - for without it, I won't be able to evolve and improve in my chosen medium. It's not like I'm blogging for my livelihood.

Please remember to follow me on Facebook and Instagram. It is the only thing I ask from you, since this is an ad-free site. The more followers I have on Facebook and Instagram, the more I will be able to justify putting-in more time, effort, and resources into the content I create for this site. And as a promise, if I reach that arbitrary number of 50K Instagram and Facebook followers, I will begin to produce similar content quality videos on Youtube!

Updated Monday, September 11th, 2017

 

ABOUT HORATIO TAN

Graduated from Parsons School of Design. Worked in the fashion industry. Has professional experience in photography. Creates content. Lives in New York City and Hong Kong.

Photographic focus on candid style environmental portraits.

Big Leica Addict. Knows M and SL System well. Also uses Canon EF, Nikon F, and Sony FE systems.

 

ABOUT ANNA MERKUREVA

Contributing content creator. Anna is a model living in Hong Kong. 

Anna's preference is for smaller cameras. Photographic focus on street photography and personal candids.

You can visit Anna's Instagram here.

 

OTHER PUBLISHED ARTICLES

"Next Leica M/SL Camera Body Must Be High Resolution", Leica Rumors, July 17th, 2016.

"Confession of a Leica M Shooter: a narrative of how a brief flirtation with the Sony A7rII convinced me to accept the Leica SL", Leica Rumors, August 20th, 2016.

"Nikon Nikkor AF-S 105mm f/1.4E ED vs DC-Nikkor AF 105mm f/2D lens comparison", Nikon Rumors, August 29th, 2016.

"How are Leica M body rangefinders still a thing", Leica Rumors, December 10, 2016.

"Fast Leica Lenses are Made for Shooting Wide Open", The International Leica Society, July 31, 2017

 

SYNDICATION

"Bonus Crazy Comparison : Bokeh between Fast Leica Primes, Current and Present", The Phoblographer, July 10th, 2016

"Awesome Comparison: Bokeh Shootout between Leica, Canon, and Nikon 50-58mm Primes", The Phoblographer, July 27th, 2016

"Has Digital Technology Ruined Black and White Photography", The Phoblographer, July 28th, 2016

"Sample Images: Nikon 105mm f/1.4E", The Phoblographer, August 26th, 2016

"A Crisis of Purpose in the Age of Instagram", The Phoblographer, September 10th, 2016

"A Photographer's Predicament - Creating Value in a Low Barrier to Entry Environment", The Phoblographer, September 26th, 2016

"Has Digital Technology Ruined Street Photography", The Phoblographer, October 20, 2016

"The Mathematics of Popularity in the Age of Instagram", The Phoblographer, February 3, 2017

"An Inquiry into Digital versus Film - Featuring the M10 vs M9 vs M6", The Phoblographer, March 28th, 2017

"Zeiss 75mm f1.5 Biotar – the LEGENDARY Original Version", The Phoblographer, August 24, 2017

 

COLLABORATIONS

"Camera Geekery: Candy Pink M3", by Bellamy Hunt, Japan Camera Hunter, January 5, 2017

"Camera Geekery: Evolution of Intent in Modifying Cameras", by Horatio Tan and Bellamy Hunt, Japan Camera Hunter, July 1, 2017